Friday, January 21, 2011
The Passive explanation and exercise
We can use the passive with different tenses. Present, Future and Past.
Present case is the example above. The form for the passive is is + Past Participle (Third Form of the Verb -V3)
Past: Form: was+ Past Participle (Third Form of the Verb -V3)
The handyman fixed the oven. Active
The oven was fixed by the handyman Passive.
Future Form: will (verb be + (Third Form of the Verb -V3)
Eric will play the part of the leading actor in the new film.
The part of the leading actor will be played by Eric.
Present perfect: Form: has been + (Third Form of the Verb -V3)
Our team has written the computer program.
The computer program has been written by our team.
Modals Form modal + be base form of the verb.
Derek can build model airplanes.
Modal airplanes can be built by Derek.
Assignment: Write 5 pairs of sentences in the passive.
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